Rodney Harmon

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Rodney Harmon
Rodney Harmon 2014.jpg
Harmon in 2014
Country  United States
Born (1961-08-16) 16 August 1961 (age 53)
Richmond, Virginia
Height 6'2" (188 cm)
Plays Right-handed
Prize money $102,003
Singles
Career record 34–42
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 56 (15 August 1983)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 1R (1984)
Wimbledon 3R (1983)
US Open QF (1982)
Doubles
Career record 14–19
Career titles 1
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon 1R (1985)
US Open 3R (1983)

Rodney Harmon (born August 16, 1961 in Richmond, Virginia) is a former professional tennis player the ATP.

Perhaps Rodney's greatest result came at the 1982 U.S. Open, during his Grand Slam debut, when he got through to the quarterfinals overcoming Eliot Teltscher, seeded 8th, in an epic fifth set tiebreak. He lost to eventual champion Jimmy Connors in the quarterfinals. Harmon is featured on Tennis Channel's Tennis Channel Academy, where he stars in a 30-minute coaching show. There, commentator Tracy Austin revealed that Rodney made headlines when he became the lone coach of the American 2008 Beijing Olympics tennis team.

Rodney was only the second African-American man to have reached the U.S. Open quarterfinals, alongside legend Arthur Ashe until James Blake in 2005. He currently directs the men's tennis division in the United States Tennis Association, and has the privilege to witness the best young rising United States junior stars.

Rodney was named head coach of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets women's tennis team on July 3, 2012.

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